Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Sep 28, 2020  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SPAN 6940 - Latin American 20th Century Novels

Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

E. Paz-Soldán.

The objective of this course is to explore the most important trends in Latin American novels of the twentieth century, in light of the cultural, political, and social changes which took place in the continent.  We will analyze topics such as regionalism, transculturation, and the emergence of magical realism in Latin American fiction; we will discuss the Boom and the post-Boom relationship between mass media/new technologies and writing: we will also explore writing about violence, and the relationship with the traumatic past in novels of the civil war and the dictatorships.  We will tackle the continuous importance of popular genres (the fantastic, horror, sciencie fiction).  We will read authors such as José Eustasio Rivera, Nellie Campobello, Alejo Carpentier, Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Clarice Lispector, Ricardo Piglia, Roberto Bolano, etc.

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